Recent Calls
Sat. Mar 27th 2021
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Today at 3:04 p.m., Milton Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the report of a side by side on fire in a field at 6960 Hwy 421 N in Milton. Crews arrived on the scene and found the 2021 Polaris had be...
Fri. Mar 26th 2021
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On March 26th at 10:32 a.m., Milton Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the report of a structure fire at 209 Snell Rd in Milton. Crews from Milton, Bedford, and the City of Madison Fire Department ar...
Mon. Mar 22nd 2021
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On March 22nd at 4:46 p.m., Milton Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the area of 279 Joyce Ridge Rd for the report of a grass fire. Crews arrived on the scene and found a small grass fire spreading ...
Tue. Feb 23rd 2021
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Yesterday at 4:41 p.m. fire units was dispatched to 1288 Trout Ridge Rd for the report of a residential structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene and found a single wide mobile home on fire. Crews fr...
Mon. Feb 15th 2021
Fatal Car Accident
News Headlines
Sat. Jan 30th 2021
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Tonight we held our annual awards dinner to honor the member of the department and those who have helped us during the year. Below are the results of the awards and some photos. Without these voluntee...
Sat. Oct 10th 2020
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Milton Fire & Rescue is the new 2020 Madison Indiana Water Ball fight champions. Crews fought several rounds against Madison Indiana Fire Companies and won every round including the championship. ...
Mon. Jul 20th 2020
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Fri. May 22nd 2020
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We are happy to announce that we are going to open our fish fry back up after a couple of months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our fish fry will open back up on Saturday June 6th from 10:30...
Wed. Feb 5th 2020
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Fishing for Autism
Burn laws

Division of Forestry

 

Outdoor Burning Laws

 


The Kentucky Division of Forestry is mandated by law to "provide for organized fire protection." This mandate is carried out through wildland fire detection, suppression and law enforcement carried out by nine districts located throughout the state.  The division supplements its fire suppression efforts through cooperation with rural fire departments by providing them with training, equipment and vehicles. The division also utilizes Department of Corrections crews and Kentucky National Guard personnel and equipment during fire emergencies. These activities are funded in part by a county assessment of 2 cents for each timberland acre.

To report a fire, please contact the
district office that serves your county. 


 Forest Fire Hazard Seasons - KRS 149.400
Anti-flame

  • During fire seasons, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season: Feb. 15 - April 30.
      • Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season: Oct. 1 - Dec. 15.
         

Open Burning Regulation - 401 KAR 63:005

Open burning regulations are enforced by the Division for Air Quality.  It is illegal to burn garbage or any other materials, except natural plant matter, such as brush and woody debris.  Visit the Division for Air QualityWeb site for more information. 

Local Ordinances
Before conducting any outdoor burning, citizens should check with their local fire department and county government to find out about restrictions and local ordinances.



Forest Protection Laws - KRS 149.010 - KRS 149.991

Forest protection laws place the primary responsibility of protecting Kentucky's forestland on the Division of Forestry. Some of the areas covered by this law include: fire hazard seasons, collection of fire suppression costs, authority of forest wardens, collection of timberland assessment and wildland arson. Click Forest Protection Laws for a copy of the laws administered by the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

For more information about forest protection laws, contact Bernie Andersenor Mike Harp at the Kentucky Division of Forestry or call 502-564-4496.


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